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Taking Clients Out to Tour & Eat! - 05/30/07 01:10 PM
Here's an idea, probably most of you old timers remember this drill. Take the clients out showing, then feed them and feed them well. Just like in a family setting, bounding at the dinner table is good for you and your clients. Things come up in conversation, problems can be worked out, plans can be made. Everyone is present and can add to the topic. I look back at what my kids discussed and have realized that most of those conversations still continue today. They have challenges that they help each other with, find resolutions and are happy to contribute. Now, (2 comments)
FLOWER BEDS, FILLING IN MULCH! HERE'S AN IDEA! - 05/16/07 11:54 AM
A manicured lawn will help to attract those drivebys! Now, with mapping of properties online, consumers are able to drive by the home before they even call us:) Certainly, that first impression of a nice, neat yard encourages them to want to see more, which then, makes them call their Realtor. I suggest to my clients to pick up some bark mulch and fill in those flower and shrubbery beds and islands. Planting some flowers, annuals, provides nice color to mix in with the shrubs and lawn. Hardy annuals are your best bet, especially, right now. We are still experiencing some (0 comments)
SMALL GROUPS ROCK! - 05/16/07 11:31 AM
Our Small Group Meeting today was very good! Thank you for your contributions and for going over the assignment so thoroughly. Certainly, it makes an impact on our business to know that we have the support of each other. Once a month, I look forward to our group gathering. I know it is just an hour in time, but, I walk away with more confidence and when we decide to do a group assignment of our own, I feel very connected. This assignment today was to complete our visual goal board, by end of day ~ today. We agreed to bring (2 comments)
HOUSING STARTS ARE UP! - 05/16/07 11:21 AM
Here's real good news! As you see, from my previous posts, I always try to look for the postive in everything I do during my day! It just makes life so much better! The news reporting good activity in our market, anything that states real estate, makes the phone ring more! The rates are low, the market is active, and the news promoting good articles and features for our real estate market is perfect. When you make your client contact calls today, mention to them that the news is reporting an increase in housing starts. They will love to hear you (3 comments)
PERFECT FIND! - 05/14/07 04:55 PM
HOME OFFERS NEW KITCHEN, NEWER (4 YEARS OLD) ROOF, REC ROOM IN BASEMENT JUST UPDATED, TOO! HARDWOOD FLOORS, FORMAL DINING ROOM, 3 BEDROOMS, LIVING ROOM. PROPERTY IS CONVENIENT TO HARTFORD, NEAR BREWER STREET, BACKYARD IS FENCED IN. OUTBUILDING STAYS, TOO! GREAT PLACE TO START OR DOWNSIZE. THERE IS A FIRST FLOOR BEDROOM! PLENTY OF STORAGE THROUGHOUT! CALL FRAN ROKICKI TODAY, HOME IS AN E-Z SHOW! 860-646-3455 OR 860-983-5228 (0 comments)
REDUCED! TAKE A LOOK! - 05/14/07 04:43 PM
REDUCED, NEW PRICE, NOW $189,900 THIS LOVELY HOME IS FULL OF NICE TOUCHES! THE UPDATED, EAT-IN KITCHEN OFFERS A BUTLER'S PANTRY, A FOOD PANTRY AND IS CENTRAL TO THE HOME. THERE IS A COURTYARD AREA OFF THE KITCHEN, WITH LOVELY PLANTINGS AND FLOWERS. THERE IS A DINING ROOM, PRESENTLY USED AS AN OFFICE, AND A LARGE LIVING ROOM. HARDWOOD, VINYL AND CARPET ARE ON THE FLOORS. THREE BEDROOMS ARE UPSTAIRS. THE MASTERBEDROOM OFFERS A NICE WALK-IN CLOSET. NICE STONEWALLS AND THE DRIVEWAY IS NEWER, THE OUTBUILDING STAYS. CALL FRAN ROKICKI TODAY! 860-646-3455 (0 comments)
Property with Possiblities! www.254Pinney.com - 05/14/07 03:37 PM
This home offers 4 good-sized bedrooms, master with dressing room and full bath. Oak flooring, 2 fireplaces, built-ins, 1st flr family room, large - formal dining room, front to back living room, huge kitchen with work isle and sliders to private deck. One car garage under house and a two car detached garage with a workshop. CALL FRAN ROKICKI TODAY @ 860-646-3455 OR 860-983-5228 (0 comments)
MAY 15TH, REMEMBER NO GAS TODAY! - 05/14/07 02:08 PM
I say, why not, give it a try. It may impact the industry just for one day, but, that would be costly for them. If our voices are never heard, if no protest is made, they will continue to take advantage of us even more! I live in the country, on a mountain. So, biking it to anywhere but my neighborhood is not possible. However, I will keep my trips short, and take my daily walks with Jack, our black lab puppy. Trying to walk my 10,000 steps a day! My fellow Buffini people know about that! Healthier, thinnner, happier! Wow! Taking walks (7 comments)
FIXER-UPPER? REHAB LOAN? - 05/14/07 01:43 PM
What to do with this listing? You can suggest many things to the Sellers, but, if the Buyers expect new and beautiful, wow, harder to market than I thought. Yes, the obvious, dropping the price and we have, but, where are the folks who do like to paint, clean and decorate to get a house under market price? They must have bought their projects for this spring already. LOL! Some of my investors are saying that they have so much work right now, that they have to pass this one up. Can you imagine? I obviously need more investors! I need (5 comments)
Happy Mother's Day! - 05/11/07 11:33 AM
Just a short blog to say to all you Mom's, whether you are male or female, enjoy the day! You deserve it, you probably haven't taken a minute for yourself since this date, last year! My Mom passed when I was twenty, from cancer. We lost her fast. My Dad became my Mom after that. He taught me many cooking tips, cleaning tips, and assisted me in life choices. I truly was lucky that my Dad stepped into the Mom role. He was a great help planning my wedding day, too. Did I mention, he was a Marine? Needless to say, (3 comments)
Spacious Home with Lovely Updates! - 05/11/07 10:58 AM
Listing in East Hartford, Ct. close commute to Massachusetts or Downtown Hartford, it is offered at $314,900 You can view more details and photos of this property on the web: www.194BrentmoorRd.com Convenient location, you can map it if you think it may meet your needs and expectations! If you have a client looking for an in-law or just shared living, this is the perfect home. It is in excellent condition and offers central air, gas heat, and is nicely decorated. The breezeway is a great place to relax and enjoy a breeze on a nice, summer night. There is storage above the garage, and (0 comments)
1st Floor Bedroom or In-Law? - 05/11/07 10:53 AM
How many times do you find a client with a specific need? I would like to hear how you research to find that specific product. Not just the mls, but, what do you do, to go over and beyond for your client? Some of these products are rare, yet, certain clients have difficulty finding that dream home. Pool or not, large plot of land, no trees, nicely landscaped, type of heat, air conditioning, and more! It certainly does make our job easier if we get these requests on our first counseling session. I find that some clients realize their needs as we shop for the (2 comments)
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